This first article is a study of the passage of 1 Timothy 2:9-15. It is to look at the meaning of the words in Strong's Concordance in the Greek. The study uses the NKJV. I do not use this version but the KJV, so if I have time later on, I will try to go through it in the KJV if there are any differences in the Greek in this passage.
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Study for Modesty using Strong's, by Clevsea
I Tim 2:9-15
"...that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and
moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but,
which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. Let a woman
learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to
have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then
Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into
transgression. Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue
in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control." NKJV
Note: The KJV reads, "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
For those who know how to do a study using the Strong's numerical system of
looking up a word meaning I will first of all provide the above passage using
only the numbers which represent the Greek words.
1135 - - 1722 - - 2689 - - 2887 - - 3326 - - 127 - - 2532 - - 4997 - - 2885 - -
1438 - - 3361 - - 1722 - - 4117 - - 2228 - - 5557 - - 2228 - - 3135 - - 2228 - -
2441 - - 4185 - -
235 - - 3739 - - 4241 - - 1135 - - 1861 - - 2317 - - 1223 - - 2041 - - 18
1135 - - 1722 - - 2271 - - 3129 - - 1722 - - 3935 - - 5292 - -
1135 - - 1161 - - 1321 - - 3736 - - 2010 - - 3761 - - 831 - - 435 - - 235 - -
1511 - - 1722 - - 2271
76 - - 1063 - - 4413 - - 4111 - - 1534 - - 2096 - -
2532 - - 76 - - 3756 - - 538 - - 3588 - - 1161 - - 1135 - - 538 - - 1722 - -
3847 - - 1096 - -
4982 - - 1161 - - 1223 - - 3588 - - 5042 - - 1437 - - 3306 - - 1722 - - 4102 - -
2532 - - 26 - - 2532 - - 38 - - 3326 - - 4997
You may print this out and use different colored pencils or pens to circle
First, memorize that 1135 means wife or woman, either one, it's one word that
means 2 different things. Every time you see 1135 the word means woman or
Secondly there are a lot of words that you can ignore. 2532 is the word
translated "and" so it is not as significant as some of the other words.
Thirdly I will tell you which numbers (words) above are key in this passage and
then you can either do your own research or you can refer the word studies I
have done for you.
For the modesty issue:
1135 (woman), 2689, 2887, 127, 4997, (NOTE: 4997 appears twice) 2885, 1861, 2317
For the being saved through or in childbirth issue:
4982, 5042, 3306, 4102, 26,38, and the second 4997
Now to the word meanings of v 9-10. Try to read this even though it looks like
Gune (1135--women) in katastole (2689--LONG robe) kosmios (2887-- modest) with
modesty (127--bashfulness toward men or awe if toward God) and sophrosune
(4997--self control) kosmeo (2885--orderly garnish) themselves, not with
braidings, or gold, or pearls, or clothing costly, but what is becoming
(4241--proper and fitting) to gune (1135--women) announcing (1861--epaggello)
devotion to God (2317--theosebeia) by works good.
Strong's definitions more fully detailed:
2689 Katastole from the word katastello which means to put down, quell, appease,
quiet. It can mean a deposit, costume, apparel, dress, attire. Vines dictionary
says that it means connected to katastello, to send or let down, to lower
because kata means down and stello means to send. a garment, let down; hence
dress, attire in general. A stole is a loose outer garment worn by kings and
persons of rank. Young says katastole means long robe and that is also what I
say it means. Otherwise you *could* get the idea that you are to let your robe
down so rather than anybody getting the wrong idea I like the word "long Robe"
because it's clear.
2887 Kosmios, from the word kosmos which means orderly arrangement. Kosmios
means decorous, of good behavior, modest.
127 Aidos from a word meaning downcast eyes, it means bashfulness meaning toward
men, it means modesty toward God and it can mean awe, reverence, shamefacedness
4997 Sophrosune is from and literally means soundness of mind, sanity.
Figuratively it means self control, soberness, sobriety
2885 Kosmeo, from the word to put in proper order. It means to decorate either
literally or figuratively. It spec means to snuff a wick. It means to adorn,
garnish or trim.
4241 Prepo, to tower up, be conspicuous, to be suitable, or proper, what is fit
or right, become, comely
1861 Epaggello from 2 words meaning to announce upon, it means to engage to do
something, to assert something about yourself. It is a profession or promise.
2317 Theosebeia from the word for devoutness, it means piety, godliness
So how would we translate the passage?
One way would be this:
Women, wear a long robe that is orderly, that shows bashfulness toward men and
an awe of God, also dress with self control and orderly garnishes. Not with
braidings, or gold or pearls or costly clothes but what would be proper for a
woman announcing her devotion for God by good works.
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